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The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
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The Swearing In

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Jacob Lawrence

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American (1917–2000)

  • Portfolio: Inaugural Impressions
  • Date: 1977
  • Screenprint, signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil
  • Edition of 100, HC 8/12
  • Image Size: 18 x 23 inches
  • Size: 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
  • Frame Size: 30 x 40 inches
  • Printer: Screenprint Workshop, East Hampton, New York
  • Publisher: Presidential Inaugural Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • Reference: Nesbett L77-1 - Jacob Lawrence the Complete Prints pg. 34

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about The Swearing In

This print by Jacob Lawrence was commissioned for the portfolio "Inaugural Impressions", Lawrence initially created two paintings and this screenprint was modeled after the first one he made.

This is a scene of the inauguration from 1977 when Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th President of the United States. Lawrence said about the people watching the inauguration that had climbed the trees to get a better view - "I see it as the most important ingredient of the election and the inauguration, and that's the people themselves"

The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
The Swearing In Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
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About The Artist: Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's work combines realism with abstract decorative design and deals primarily with the black experience in America. In narrative series of American paintings, he has highlighted the lives of outstanding blacks and chronicled contemporary black history. Lawrence paints in tempera on composition board, using highly-stylized figures, vivid primary colors and sharp contrasts. While still in his twenties, he was the first black artist to...

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About The Medium: Screenprint

A stencil process employing a frame on which silk or synthetic fabric is stretched. Stencils are hand-drawn or hand-cut and placed on the stretched fabric and act as a block out when the ink passes through the screen by means of a squeegee onto the paper, the non-stencil areas create the image. Also known as silkscreen or serigraph.

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